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Gameday: Phillies (93-48) at Brewers (85-61)

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Sat, September 10, 2011 05:00 PM | Comments: 52
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Philadelphia Phillies (93-48) at Milwaukee Brewers (85-61)

Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.47)  vs Randy Wolf (12-9, 3.47)

Time: 7:10 pm, Miller Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: Clear, 69
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies have a chance to do something today that I didn’t think they would do until the end of the season. And that is winning their 94th game. That’s right, I predicted that the Phillies would have 94 wins and narrowly beat the Braves to win the division. So much for THAT prediction.

On the hill for the Phils will be Clifton Phifer Lee, who is in the middle of another one of his outstanding streaks. Since the beginning of August, he’s had six starts. He also has six wins. And a 0.37 ERA. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last 29 2/3 innings and get this: that’s not even the best scoreless streak he’s had this year. Back in June he hurled 34 straight scoreless innings. He would need to pitch into the fifth inning without giving up a run to beat that streak.

If there’s any reason to believe that Lee won’t reach that point, it is unquestionably the Brewers big first basemen, Prince Fielder. He has five hits in six at-bats with six (!!) RBIs against the Phillies lefty. Oof. Lee better stay away from Fielder, or we could see a moon ball.

Former Phillie Randy Wolf will oppose Lee, and, while he isn’t on an unbelievable hot streak, he hasn’t been bad as of late. He has had a quality start  in eight of his last eleven games, and is coming off an eight inning, one run performance in St. Louis. He might want to avoid pitching to Carlos Ruiz tonight, as Ruiz is 5-10 with 5 RBI against the Brewers lefty.

Lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Pence RF, Mayberry 1B, Francisco LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Martinez 2B, Lee P.

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  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Tonight’s game is one of the more interesting one. Ol Wolf dog can be tough against us especially since he has had a resurgence or sorts lately.

     
  • Posts: 0 Frank Riccard

    I would say we’re rolling out the B-Squad again tonight, but w/ Clifton on the mound, whatever damage Pence, Mermaidberry, Vic, and Chooch do will be enough to make them look like a veritable murderer’s row.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    Navy plays at 7 pm on espn3

    The Filets have it all locked down. They are rightfully looking to the playoffs and resting people.

    I am about to drop Utley in fantasy. Im in semi finals and hes out now and they wont use him alot when he returns.

     
  • Posts: 5323 Lefty

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    CSN Philly has good news-no concussion symptoms- 8 minutes ago

    “Chase Utley has been cleared to resume physical activity after suffering a concussion when he was hit in the head by a pitch Wednesday night.

    Utley showed no symptoms of the concussion when he was evaluated by doctors in Philadelphia on Saturday, according to assistant general manager Scott Proefrock.

    The second baseman will have more tests on Monday and that will give Phillies officials a better idea of when he will be able to return to the lineup. Best guess: Utley probably won’t play until sometime during the coming homestand, which begins Thursday.

    “This is good news, very positive,” Proefrock said after conferring with the team’s medical staff Saturday. “He’s making progress.” “

     
    • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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      Whew! That’s a relief! But I’m glad they took proper precautions. Especially since our winning percentage wasn’t hurt by it!

       
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    WOW!!! Nice way to start a game, Hunter!

     
  • Posts: 0 bostonkate

    Hunter freakin’ Pence!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Great news on Utley

    Who didn’t want pence.

    Let’s go eat

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Benny’s on a nice streak!

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Valdez is a AAA player

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Another DP by Wilson Valdez.

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Ah well, there goes the perfect game. :D

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Aw… there goes Lee’s scoreless streak.

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    That’s pretty impressive by McGehee. Not easy to knock a ball out of Ruiz’s hand.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Not lees fault. Bad throw by the span.

    The the ng ran over Ruiz.

    Blazing saddles reference.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    13-0 Navy
    Kriss Proctor for the Heismann

    I like both the real and fake jeff
    But keep the kkk talk to a minimum.

     
    • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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      I find the KKK talk very helpful: t makes it easy to identify fake jeff. Real Jeff never tosses around that racist crap.

       
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Ah… now THAT’s how you turn a double play!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    Yes real jeff has a niceness about him like me lol

    The phils are so good.
    It gets kind of boring.

    Watching navy crush western kentucky too

    What can yuo say about phils? This is the best team in city history.
    One of best in MLB history.

    I dont like seeing ruiz get hit though
    need him for october

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    Bobby Brady just scored for western kentucky

    im not making that up!

     
  • Posts: 0 Original Jeff

    I just got in and saw what this guy writes. What a jerk. That play at the plate is so dangerous. Ruiz got crushed. There should of been two outs in that inning. So happy chase is ok. Thank god. Thanks Andrew for the compliment.

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    POLLY WANNA HOMER!!!

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Oh my… Do you hear that? Milwaukee is playing the Andy Griffith theme song while Mayberry is at bat!

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    MLB is showing Randy Wolfe’s velocity at 89 mph.
    ?????
    When has Randy Wolfe ever thrown 89 mph?

     
    • Posts: 0 wxdavid

      whenever wolf pitches against the Phillies he owns us

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    They just pick a number

    Andy Griffith is cool!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    Lefty is off playing poker.

    I always say if there wasnt luck in poker id win every time.
    Saying is good for the Phillies too.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    When Randy was pitching in Philadelphia – I remember him hitting 85 or so but that was about it. He’s actually been having a decent season as a # 4 in Milwaukee.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    More runs more runs more runs…

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    MiniMart is not having a good night.

     
  • Posts: 137 sse01

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    Damn, Martinez, he’s gonna cost Lee this game.

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Oh, nice work Valdeez. (rolls eyes)

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    OK, Gload: Let’s score some runs and give Cliffy a chance for the W!

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Oh good grief… he’s hobbling! Somebody put a PR in there!

     
  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    oofs…

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    I istill cant figure out how Lidge gets anyone out.

    But if he does so be it

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Lidge!!!!!!!! That’s all we need – its time for the dog

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Who does the PH? Ryan Howard!

     
    • Posts: 0 wxdavid

      If you are using RH for a clutch late inning Pinch hit then you are counting certain failure

       
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    MLB showed me that Lidge was due up first – apologies.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Shane is in quite the slump – 6 for his last 36. Hopefully, he is getting this over with now.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    fail

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Stutes, like Bastoardo worries me. Niether have been pitching all that great of late.

     
  • Posts: 0 wxdavid

    sure enough …. HOWARD with 6 pitches does NOT move the bat off his shoulders and gets caught looking a PERFECT belt high fastball right down the middle of the god damn plate

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    I really motivated Howard hes even playing good D now.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Nice – 3 up and 3 down – I like it.. time for a run or 2?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrw from Waldorf

    unbielvable
    this team connot beat the phils in a 7 game series

    who is going to beat them? I cant figure.
    Not the red sox or yankees. Maybe Texas

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    I was just about to gripe how Chooch is one of the lease effective hitters in the league with all of 34 rbi in 350 atbats… and he drives in the go ahead run! Choooochie!

     
  • Posts: 0 Dark

    Why is Rollins in? Wouldn’t call this an emergency situation.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Now that is a surprise – I heard Jimmy could be used as a PH but not in the field yet. Searching for Ryan Madson…

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    Wow, how did he get out of that??

     
  • Posts: 0 Dark

    Another Phillies win of course.

     
 
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